First, thank you Renee for passing this along. Second, see my post from 1 1/2 year ago Is java getting as complicated as the old mainframes?
. Glad to see I am not the only one feeling that way.
I am tired of SOAP, XPath, XSLT and so many other XML logorrhea out there. What happened to one of the key values of XML being that humans could read it! When did using XML become “the thing to do”, even if it means marshalling and un-marshalling gobs of information in and out of XML for no particular reason or value add!
I gave a presentation with Jerry on SOA today at the Sapient Executive Summit. There is some much stuff going-on on SOA right now, yet most people I talk to are a bit confused as to what this thing really is. Here is what came out of the presentation today…
Ok, so before you pull any type of weapon on me, hear me out.
Clearly, the java platform has gotten more and more complicated over the years. Indeed, it has added over a short period of time an overwhelming amount of capabilities which make it a very powerful platform.
It was one of those “Duh!” moments. I was in the middle of explaining how to cut through the market’s hype around SOA at the Sapient Executive Summit when I made the comment
The goal for IT product companies is not to have their customers realize the expected value out of the products they sell, but simply to sell products.
Yes indeed I did say that…
blogs are the digital equivalent to Pet Rocks
in an InfoWorld article from Ephraim Schwartz, and I stand by my comments on this! But don’t get me wrong though, blogs ARE GREAT!
Really, in the days of web services and increasingly smaller packaging of functionality, it takes increasingly more stuff to build anything. Just to be clear, this applies to all software platform vendors. I was trying to build a small set of services using either SOAP or XML-RPC, and decided to look around for the easiest and lightest set of tools needed to get the job done. What a disappointment!